PSA 16" Mid-Length 5.56 NATO 1:7 Nitride Classic Upper With BCG & CH, ODG

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PSA 16" Mid-Length 5.56 NATO 1:7 Nitride Classic Upper With BCG & CH, ODG

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Regular Price: $ 369.99

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SKU: 5165450005
UPC: 5165450005
MFR#: 5165450005

Barrel Length:  16"
Barrel Profile:  A2
Barrel Steel:  Chrome Moly Vanadium
Barrel Finish:  Nitride
Chrome Lining:  No
Muzzle Thread Pattern:  1/2" x 28
Twist Rate:  1 in 7"
Barrel Extension:  M4
Gas System Length: Midlength
Diameter at Gas Block:  .750"
Gas Block Type:  F-marked Front Sight Base
Muzzle Device:  A2 -style
Receiver Material:  Forged 7075-T6
Receiver Type:  M4
Handguard Type:  Mid-Length Classic with heat shields, ODG
Bolt Material:  Carpenter 150 Steel
Bolt Carrier Profile:  Full Auto

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Barrel: Chrome Moly steel. Nitride treated and chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1/7 twist, M4 barrel extension, and a mid-length gas system.  Barrel is finished off with a classic ODG mid-length handguard,  F-Marked gas sight base, and A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is machined to MIL-SPECS and hard coat anodized.   Uppers include forward assist and dust cover.  These uppers are made for us right here in the USA by a mil-spec manufacturer.

Bolt: Full-auto profile bolt carrier group.  Shot-peened, mil-spec Carpenter No. 158® steel bolt.  Gas Key Hardened to USGI Specifications, Fastened with Grade 8 screws, and Staked Per Mil-Spec. 

SKU: 5165450005
SKU 5165450005
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Manufacturer Palmetto State Armory
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SKU: 5165450005

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Does ODG stand for olive drab green it looks different from the lower?
Alex a on Apr 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: In person, the PSA OD Green furniture matches pretty well with Magpul OD Green..
Pics are always a little off due to various camera settings, lighting, etc etc..
I want to replace the standard hand guard with a quad rail handguard. What length of handguard do I need?
Christopher T on Apr 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Mid length hand guards drop in 9 inches.... carbine length hand guards drop ins are 7 inches... hope this helps
Is the barrel 4150 cmv?
Orion G on Mar 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting Palmetto State Armory. The barrel included with SKU: 5165450005 is a 4150 CMV steel with a nitride finish, 1/7 twist and roll mark reading " 556 1/7 Freedom". If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact our customer service department at 803-724-6950.
I already have a completed lower unit, is this all I need to finish it off & go shooting?
Charles L R on Sep 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I bought this and a complete lower as my first AR. All that is needed would be some type of rear sight and of course bullets and you’re ready to shoot.
Is it true this gas system is better/mor reliable then the carbine length?
Robert S on Jul 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A few things that the mid-length gas system offers is SLIGHTLY softer felt recoil. Some would say it's negligible though. 2" longer sight radius. A slower cyclic rate that delays extraction a bit. This allows the spent case to cool slightly faster versus in a carbine length gas system. So your inquiry has some merit.
can you shoot a 223 round throw this barrel?
Houston G on Nov 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is 5.56 NATO which means that you can use either 5.56 or 223. Either is fine in a barrel chambered for 5.56. A 5.56 chambered barrel can handle either. The 5.56 is a “hotter” round (more pressure) and can’t be fired through a barrel chambered in 223 because it may not tolerate the extra pressure. This, however being a 5.56 is more versatile because you can use either. With 223 being cheaper most of the time it’ll save you some money on ammo.
Could I easily replace the classic Handguard with a mlok rail?
Chris M on Aug 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Short answer is yes. There are quad rail, Mlok and even keymod hand guards sold to fit in this setup. They come in two pieces just like the one it comes with, and fits in the same wY
Does this shoot full auto or semi-auto?
Ray S on Sep 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: That is determined by the lower receiver and whether or not you are allowed, by the proper license, to own a selective fire weapon. Do not modify the lower or the components in it to fire on auto or you will find yourself in Federal prison for a very long time.
Will the front cap fit a magpul sl handguard?
Cody J on Sep 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: NO. The SL SLIM will not work because the the end cap is triangle. The Slim only works on round end caps.
What is the barrel profile? Govt?
UniformTango74 on Jul 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This SKU has the barrel profile listed as A2 which would be the Government profile. Lightweight would be the A1 style.
Can you shoot .233 & .556 with this?
Steve D on Mar 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can shot either in any 223 or 5.56. The difference is the thickness of the case. You can’t put as much powder in the 5.56 Dimensions are the same pressure is the same
How is the front sight attached? Is it pinned in place?
Derek G on Apr 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, standard two pins.
Is the bolt carrier and gas key chrome lined inside?
Roy t on Oct 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Full-auto profile bolt carrier group, usually means Yes.
Can I easily replace the barrel on this assembly at some time in the future?
H Allen D on Aug 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No. You will need special tools and training. That will cost more than what a reputable gun smith will charge tor the job.
Bob S on Apr 3, 2019
Which bolt carrier group comes with this???
Michael N on Mar 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Its literally in the description but it's a great run of the mill BCG that is mil spec full auto profile


4.7 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Much Better Than Expected
This little rascal WANTS to shoot! I'm really amazed at the barrel's accuracy.

I put a Vortex Strikefire II red/green dot, and getting on target is lightning fast. I tried a 3x magnifier (pictured), but I pulled it off because it weighs the gun down too much and slows down target acquisition. I may re-think this and get a Holosun magnifier instead. They're smaller and lighter, and have greater eye relief.

I only have one complaint that gets under my skin. I ordered flat earth, and the color is closer to olive drab. It definitely doesn't match the pistol grip and butt stock. It really bugs me because it detracts from what I think would be an otherwise beautiful rifle.
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With a neat little super compact 3-9x42mm illuminated scope. Hard to reach the charging handle.
Vortex Strikefire II and 3x magnifier. Have dumped the magnifier.
October 20, 2019
2 months ago
Well built upper. I would recommend this upper to anyone interested in obtaining an affordable and quality upper.
October 7, 2019
2 months ago
Very happy because it goes bang when I pull the trigger
Would recommend for a starter rifle. This was my first ar-15 upper. My girlfriend has fallen in love with the rifle after she started firing it and friends have taken a liking to it. I've gotten to run through the woods in the rain with it and defend against copperheads both on the ground and in the trees. It does the job once you add a rear sight and zero it where you need it.
July 18, 2019
7 months ago
Awesome A2 clone
This is a great A2 style upper, the mid length gas system runs really smooth and has a great look to it. The BCG is HPT and MPI tested so no issues there, all in all a great upper at an amazing price.
June 26, 2019
6 months ago
Mid Length OD Carbine Upper.
Nice Quality, good Value and excellent accuracy!
June 22, 2019
6 months ago
Had a great time shooting it’s. Finally had a chance to take is out this past weekend. Still needed to be zeroed in. Looking forward to doing just that this week.
June 18, 2019
6 months ago
Quality and affordable
Excellent. Super value and I don’t just mean for the price. It really is a quality upper. No bells no whistles. But if you’re looking at an A2 style then you’ll get a quality piece with many years of use
June 8, 2019
7 months ago
Nice Upper
The upper was of very good quality and functioned well. Great job in manufacturing it!
June 1, 2019
7 months ago
Very well built, shoots good.
May 25, 2019
7 months ago
Mid-Length Greenness from PSA
This upper is well built, and nitride barrel shows it off. BCG was nitride also. Very highly recommend this upper.

Good time to stock up on several extra uppers and Lowers.

I picked this OD Green fore end to match a Lower with Green Stock set. Am quite satisfied.
May 24, 2019
7 months ago